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Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014













































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Rally Albania: The weather changed on Tuesday, short but tricky stage.






Tuesday morning the participants prepared for another beautiful warm day, after the sun woke up the crews nicely in Pogradec. But the day became dark, wet and very cold. A big storm from Greece sent dark clouds, heavy rain and a temperature crash from 25 to 12 degrees. "We have not see rain in June for five years - and we have almost never had these cold temperatures in June, it´s unbelievable," a local medic reported.

After a lighter stage on Monday, Tuesday´s stage was supposed to be tougher again and split in two stages. But the organizers had to cancel the first part because of a broken road. Now after a liaison to nearby the city of Korca in the Northeast of Albania, there were only 14 kilometers timed section waiting until the finish in the small village Voskopoja.

So it looked like it will be a short day again - and in the bikes and quads the most finished within 21 minutes. But in the cars after the first two teams the distances became bigger and bigger. Some cars were totally lost after a difficult navigation point, didn´t find their way back in the roadbook. Because of the big time differences in the cars in a very short stage, some drivers asked to neutralize this day for the category - and after a discussion the organization confirmed. So the overall results of Monday will remain valid.

In the bikes it was "the day" for the navigators. Slovak Boris Vlha got the stage win with his Yamaha WR450 in 17:51 minutes in front of Estonian Toomas Triisa (Honda CRF450) with only 25 seconds more. Third became Greek Vasilis Boudros (Husaberg FE450) in 18:40 mins, followed by Arthur Breukelaar from Holland (KTM 450EXC, 19:35) and Christian Pastori (Beta RR520, 19:44).

In the overall rankings Italian Pastori is still the leader, the positions were nearly the same as on Monday, only Arthur Breukelaar (now 8th) and the German Johannes Baumgärtel (KTM 450EXC, now 9th) changed their places.

In the quads, Slovenian Edward Jerak (Arctic Cat) again won the stage, he needed 21:51 minutes for the 14 kilometers. He was only 12 seconds faster than the Bulgarian rally lady Zornica Todorova (Yamaha) and 47 seconds than Dutchman Rene van As (CanAm). The top five were completed with Petrus van Eerd (NL, KTM, 23:05) and Joze Zalar (Arctic Cat) from Slovenia with 24:41 minutes.

Overall, Edward Jerak still leads the rally in the quads with 10:02:13 hours in front of Zornica Todorova (+03:36 mins) and Gerben Lieverdink (+02:39:18 hours). Fourth is Slovenian Joze Zalar (+04:33:41), fifth Raymond Koldewijn from Holland with a gap of 11:26:32 hours.

Wednesday was another day in Voskopoja, the 5th stage was organized as a round course with a 70 kms timed section and 110 kms of liaison. The organizers warned especially the bikers that because of the heavy rain some parts of the stage could be slippery and muddy. The weather didn´t warm up... so the day will be cold again...

2013/06/12 | 16:41 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS











Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




















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